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What do you do when you find yourself in this constant pattern of your loved one lying? How do you break the cycle and handle it? How do you change the dynamics of the relationship? How do you come to a place of peace? This video shows a very effective…

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If you have a loved one in addiction, or even in early recovery, new years is a particularly difficult time of the year. They are having to face some hard truths as they look back on a potentially messy and crazy year. So, how do we support them and show…

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Do you have a loved one coming up on a year in recovery? It's so amazing!!! Yes we get so excited, AND there are some things you can also expect. People in recovery can find themselves being weird a month before these milestones. You should know what to expect.

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Substance Abuse is not a problem that simply goes away. If you have a loved one with substance abuse issues, acceptance that you are going to have to figure out how to be the person you need to be in order to best support and help them is going to…

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Guilt and Shame play big parts in addiction. Both for the families and for the people dealing with substance abuse. I feel like Brené Brown really highlighted this best in her book Daring Greatly. I read just a few paragraphs in this video to highlight some points but really this…

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Early recovery is challenging for people getting off drugs. It's emotional, there is a lot of shame they are dealing with, a lot of questions, self doubts etc. Knowing how to help them through this time can be helpful. What you may see as red flags may just be a…

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If you have a loved one that is in early recovery, there are some things you should be aware of so you know how you can support them. It can be challenging. It is like being a newborn with adult expectations. We have to relearn how to live our lives,…

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Are we setting unrealistic expectations when we ask a person with substance abuse if they are "getting high" or "drinking" and expecting them to be honest with us? How do we get them to admit it?

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This was our second Parents Impact meeting where we were answering questions for parents that have loved ones with substance abuse issues and want to know how they can help.

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Why do people manipulate, if you have a loved one with substance abuse issues, this is going to be a valuable video to know how to deal with their manipulations. I go into the 4 emotions they use against you and a few things you can do for yourself to…

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Dealing with all the lying with a person that is dealing with substance abuse can be frustrating and cause a great deal of doubting yourself and overall stress. This is a strategy that I use when I'm dealing with someone I know that is lying to me and it can…

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It can be hard to know if your loved one is going to make it. How do you know what to look for when they first get out of rehab? What are some of the signs that this MIGHT be it...FINALLY... Having watched thousands of people come in and out…

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Sometimes, we just don't know what we don't know. When it comes to substance abuse, there is a lot you wouldn't know. You may be seeing red flags, but you may not know what they mean. And here is a gentle reminder that your loved one is not going to…

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This was the online event from our Parent Impact Event that happened. If you were unable to attend the online event but wanted to be there, this is what we put together. Here are some of the things we covered. How to support and help your loved one. How to…

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May 20, 2020

Listen to yourself

Having a loved one with substance abuse can be challenging in what the heck to do. There are a lot of things to consider but I am giving you THE #1 thing to do here that is going to change your life. And save you a lot of pain and…

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Recently, I had this realization that excitement and disappointment often felt the same. I was scared to get excited because I just knew disappointment would soon follow. But then I would forget to celebrate the good things in life. And that kind of thinking can lead to a reactionary lifestyle.…

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Do you have a loved one with substance abuse? Join us for a free live event on May 23, 2020. Here are some things the parents will learn at the event: How to support and help your loved one. How to provide loving and supportive boundaries. Find out what is…

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I usually stay away from this topic: Is it a disease or a choice? It's so controversial and causes many debates and it makes me nervous to approach it. But it's time to end the debate. Because as long as we continue to be divided or this subject, we aren't…

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Are you making your decisions from little snapshots of life where you are making up the rest of the story. If you have a loved one with substance abuse, that is often what people do who don't understand substance abuse. Even if you do understand substance abuse, it's too hard…

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March 31, 2020

Defending Your Boundaries

Defending boundaries is more important than ever. Learn how to really focus on how to set boundaries with difficult people

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